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Chris Tillman | Starting Pitcher | #30

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / SEA
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Chris Tillman (shoulder) will resume a throwing program next Sunday.
He had been slated to throw on Wednesday after receiving a cortisone shot, but the Orioles have decided to push him back a few days after consulting with their medical team. Tillman will throw every other day for a while before hopefully taking the next step. The Orioles are hoping he'll be ready sometime in April, but his status is still very much up in the air. Mar 19 - 11:15 AM

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Chris Tillman (shoulder) has been cleared to resume throwing on Wednesday.

He'll start with a long toss session on Wednesday and do another one on Friday as he eases back into action. The right-hander received a cortisone injection on Wednesday to alleviate the discomfort he has been feeling in his pitching shoulder. He's still likely to begin the season on the disabled list, but should be ready in mid-April.
Mar 18 - 12:51 PM

Chris Tillman said Friday that his shoulder was feeling much better even before Wednesday's cortisone injection.

He should be able to resume exercises in a few days and restart his throwing program shortly thereafter. He still looks unlikely to be ready for the start of the regular season, but the O's are hoping this wipes out the discomfort that he has been feeling and that he'll be ready to go after the first couple of weeks.
Mar 17 - 8:26 AM

Chris Tillman indeed received a cortisone injection in his right shoulder on Wednesday.

This confirms what Buck Showalter said earlier in the day on Wednesday. The discomfort in Tillman's shoulder continues to nag him, so the hope is that the injection will do its job and he'll be closer to normal within a few days. If all goes according to plan, resuming his throwing program should soon follow.
Mar 15 - 4:05 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) will receive a cortisone injection in his right shoulder.

Tillman felt some renewed discomfort in his shoulder while warming up for a recent bullpen session, so the hope is that the cortisone shot will get him over the hump. He'll be shut down for about 2-3 days for now. It's hard to pin down a timetable for his season debut until the Orioles see how he responds to ramping up his throwing.
Mar 15 - 9:39 AM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Chris Tillman (shoulder) feels better Tuesday than he did on Monday.

Tillman had to scrap a scheduled bullpen session on Sunday after feeling renewed discomfort in his right shoulder during his warm-up throws. The club plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss the next step for him and whether he could make another attempt at a bullpen session. Either way, he's DL-bound for the start of the season. The Orioles plan to look internally for a replacement in their rotation, at least for now.
Mar 14 - 1:11 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Chris Tillman (shoulder) on Monday that the righty will "back off it for a few days and see how it responds."

Tillman had to cancel a bullpen session Sunday after feeling renewed discomfort in his right shoulder while warming up. It's possible he'll be given a cortisone injection in hopes that it speeds up the healing process. Tillman's status is obviously up in the air at the moment, but he will begin the season on the disabled list.
Mar 13 - 4:27 PM

Chris Tillman was not able to throw his bullpen session as hoped on Sunday after feeling discomfort in his right shoulder during 10 warm-up throws.

Well, that's not good. Tillman was already pegged for the disabled list to start the season, but the Orioles were hoping he'd be ready to go when they first needed a fifth starter on April 15. That's not going to happen now. It's unclear at this point whether Tillman will undergo further testing, but this is obviously an unfortunate development.
Mar 12 - 12:59 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that Chris Tillman's (shoulder) bullpen session Saturday will go a long way in determining whether he'll be ready to pitch no later than April 15.

Tillman won't be ready to pitch on Opening Day after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection his right shoulder in December, but the hope is that he'll be able to take a spot in the first turn through the rotation. However, if things don't go perfectly smoothly Saturday, the O's could back him off a bit.
Mar 10 - 5:45 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Sunday.

Tillman is behind schedule and will not be ready for Opening Day after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection his right shoulder in December. He's making progress, though, and should be ready for game action after one more bullpen session. Tillman is entering his walk year.
Mar 5 - 11:10 AM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) is on track to throw off a mound Monday.

Tillman threw off a flat mound Wednesday and will do it again on Friday before progressing to a regular mound Monday. The right-hander is expected to get a late start to the season while working his way back from a shoulder ailment.
Mar 3 - 9:39 AM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) is aiming to make his Grapefruit League debut March 17.

Tillman made it through a flat-mound session Wednesday without issue and is planning to throw from a half-mound on Friday. Tillman required platelet-rich plasma treatment for his right shoulder in December and almost certainly won't be allowed to start on Opening Day, but it looks like he could be a full-go by the second week of April.
Mar 2 - 9:12 AM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) threw off a flat mound on Wednesday.

Tillman, who required platelet-rich plasma treatment for his right shoulder in December, is expected to progress to a half-mound on Friday before throwing from a full mound on Sunday. He's still not expected to be ready for Opening Day, but he's making progress. If all goes well, he might only have to miss one turn in the rotation.
Mar 1 - 11:15 AM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) will throw off a flat mound on Wednesday.

It will be the first time he's done so in Orioles camp, as Tillman is being brought along slowly after having platelet-rich plasma treatment for his troublesome right shoulder in December. The right-hander is expected to get a late start to the season, although the goal is for him to miss just one turn through the rotation.
Feb 28 - 6:31 PM

Chris Tillman (shoulder) is scheduled to participate in pitchers fielding practice Friday.

Tillman underwent platelet-rich plasma treatment for his troublesome right shoulder in December and is a few weeks behind the other pitchers in Orioles camp this spring. But he has been throwing long-toss on the side and is apparently feeling strong. It's possible he might only miss one turn in Baltimore's season-opening starting rotation.
Feb 27 - 10:40 AM

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